Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (August 29, 1780 - January 14, 1867) was a French Neoclassical painter. Although he considered himself a painter of history in the tradition of Nicolas Poussin and Jacques-Louis David, by the end of his life it was Ingres' portraits, both painted and drawn, that were recognized as his greatest legacy.

A man profoundly respectful of the past, he assumed the role of a guardian of academic orthodoxy against the ascendant Romantic style represented by his nemesis Eugene Delacroix. His exemplars, he once explained, were "the great masters which flourished in that century of glorious memory when Raphael set the eternal and incontestable bounds of the sublime in art ... I am thus a conservator of good doctrine, and not an innovator." Nevertheless, modern opinion has tended to regard Ingres and the other Neoclassicists of his era as embodying the Romantic spirit of his time, while his expressive distortions of form and space make him an important precursor of modern art.

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La Grande Odalisque - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
La Grande Odalisque
Charles Hayard and his daughter Marguerite - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Charles Hayard and his daughter Marguerite
Tete de Jeanne d'Arc en extase - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Tete de Jeanne d'Arc en extase
Ines Moitessier - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Ines Moitessier
Odaliske und Sklavin - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Odaliske und Sklavin
Study of a Male Nude 2 - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Study of a Male Nude 2
Madame Jacques-Louis Leblanc, née Françoise Poncelle... - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Jacques-Louis Leblanc, née Françoise Poncelle...
Dr. Thomas Church - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Dr. Thomas Church
Odaliske und Sklavin 2 (detail) - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Odaliske und Sklavin 2 (detail)
The Sistine Chapel - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
The Sistine Chapel
Madame Hippolyte Flandrin, born Aimée Caroline Ancelot - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Madame Hippolyte Flandrin, born Aimée Caroline Ancelot
Napoleon I on His Imperial Throne (Detail) - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - www.jeanaugustedominiqueingres.org
Napoleon I on His Imperial Throne (Detail)

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